HR Manager - Heart & Vascular Center at University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa

Posted in Other 6 days ago.

Job Description:

Partnering with appropriate stakeholders, the HR Manager will serve as a strategic business partner and facilitate the effective human resources operations for the UI Heart and Vascular Center (HVC) within UI Health Care. As the human resources manager, this position will collaborate with supervisor and other HR professionals to interpret and apply human resource policies, labor contracts, laws and practices along with developing creative solutions to business issues/challenges. This position provides human resource consultation and guidance to departmental human resource representatives, unit leadership and employees. The HR Manager is expected to have sufficiently evolved HR knowledge and skills to effectively mentor HR team members.

  • Proactively seeks to understand strategic plans and acts as a resource/partner to meet the human resource needs of the Heart and Vascular Center.
  • Build strong business relationships with departments and leverage knowledge of key business drivers to advise leadership and ensure best practices.
  • Provides strategic and administrative direction for all functional areas of human resources including employee relations, labor relations, compensation, recruiting and organizational development.
  • Advise and direct on HR policies, laws, and regulations as well as procedure interpretation.
  • Provide direction to supervisors and leaders on the use of performance management tools and corrective and disciplinary action plans (including but not limited to the preparation, administration and follow-up of implemented documentation). Determine necessary next steps and outcome for performance issues.
  • Provides direction to HVC leadership and staff regarding broad range of human resource topics which require the application of judgment in the analysis of human resource and operational relationships.
  • Coaches and consults with supervisors and appropriate HR staff to make recommendations on difficult performance issues and develops manager/supervisor skills to address performance issues.
  • Ensures legal compliance by monitoring and implementing applicable human resource federal and state requirements; conducting investigations; maintaining records; representing the organization at hearings.
  • Develops and implements strategies to improve employee engagement.
  • Hire, develop and manage the performance of staff. Provide mentorship and guidance to department HR professionals and back-up coverage during times of absences or vacancies.
  • Serves as liaison between department and Health Care Human Resources regarding benefits and leave programs as related to: workers compensation, disability leave, leave of absence requests, FMLA, ADA accommodation requests and other leaves (both medical and non-medical). Advise unit leaders on best practices and respond to inquiries regarding policies/procedures.
  • Partner with key stakeholders to implement programs designed to recruit, retain and engage employees.
  • Develop recruitment strategies; oversee hiring processes/practices including applicant evaluation/selection and employment law/legal issues.
  • Collaborate with HVC leadership to address recruitment and time-to-hire issues which impact operations.
  • Reviews, edits and approves HR workflow transactions; provide guidance and oversight to department HR staff on HR transactions and metrics.
  • Proactively obtains, interprets, and presents metrics and analysis (performance, attrition, hiring, vacancy, employee engagement, and other data) to business leaders to influence decisions. Identifies trends within designated group, formulates and executes action plans to address issues through proactive training, turnover and retention strategies, career development and other methods.
  • Advises and provides recommendations to department on classification placements/reviews, new hire salary recommendations, equity reviews, etc.
  • Develop, recommend, and oversee Rewards and Recognition Program in accordance with UI Health Care and University policies/procedures.
  • Promote diversity and education of related policies/procedures as outlined by UI Health Care and University guidelines.
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Human Resources Management or Business Administration or related filed, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum of 3 years progressive human resources experience leading and managing a full range of human resources responsibilities and functions.
  • Knowledge of current human resource principles, practices and processes and current federal and state laws, statues, regulations, and policies pertaining to human resources.
  • Demonstrated ability to foster a positive work culture
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and ability to work effectively and collaboratively within a multi- disciplinary team.
  • Excellent interpersonal and relationship building skills with the ability to communicate effectively (verbally and written) at all levels of the organization.
  • Proficiency in computer software applications and office support tools available (e.g., MS Office, email, presentation software and spreadsheets).

Desired Qualifications:

  • PHR, SPHR or SHRM HR professional education and/or certification.
  • Previous experience directly supervising staff.
  • Experience working in an academic medical setting or hospital.
  • Experience conducting investigations and recommending corrective/disciplinary actions.
  • Ability to work in a collaborative, team-centered work environment and provide support to internal HR and external customers in a timely manner.

Application Process: In order to be considered, applicants must upload a cover letter and resume (under submission relevant materials) that clearly address how they meet the listed required and desired qualifications of this position. Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days.

Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check and education verification. Please contact with any questions.

Additional Information
  • Classification Title: HR Manager
  • Appointment Type: Professional and Scientific
  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Pay Level: 5A
Contact Information
  • Organization: Healthcare
  • Contact Name: Michael Lynch
  • Contact Email:

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